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Hong Kong Leader Meets Chinese President

Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa met Saturday with Chinese President Hu Jintao, amid expectations the territory's unpopular leader will resign.

Mr. Tung is in Beijing to attend a meeting of China's nominal lower house, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

President Hu congratulated the Hong Kong leader on becoming a CPPCC member. He told Mr. Tung that his experience in ruling Hong Kong would be useful for his work in the body.

Expectations that Mr. Tung would retire as Hong Kong's leader more than two years from the end of his term have intensified since it was announced last week he was joining the CPPCC. However, Mr. Tung has yet to indicate he will quit.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.